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Illinois FFA Specialty Decal for your License Plate

Specialty universal decals are authorized by Illinois statute with the primary goal of raising funds for a specific organization(s), in our case Illinois Foundation FFA. The decals are available to the public and are not awarded based on specific qualifying criteria. The Secretary of State’s office will begin production of a new specialty decal category AFTER receiving 2,000 requests and $10.00 deposits for the decal.  The $10.00 non-refundable specialty license decals fee must accompany each plate request. The fee will be deposited into the special fund as designated by statute regardless of whether or not the decals are produced. The design of the decal has been submitted by the Illinois FFA and has been approved by the Office of the Secretary of State. Please see more information here, as well as the administrative rule for Universal Plate Decal guidelines. 

We need  2,000 Illinois FFA supporters to come together to apply for the new Specialty Illinois FFA License Plate Decal, hoping to raise over $20,000 to support Illinois FFA and ensure the decal will be commissioned!  Now there is a fun and easy way that you can support Illinois FFA members, purchase a new “Universal Specialty” plate with an Illinois FFA decal through the Secretary of State’s office.  The decal will be commissioned ONLY if we have at least 2000 applicants.  After we hit the 2000 required requests along with the $10.00 deposit, then you will receive a letter from the Secretary of State’s Office along with a license plate transfer application. You will have the opportunity to purchase the Universal Specialty Plate and Illinois FFA decal then.  There will be an additional one time $29.00 fee for the new plate the first year for the Specialty plate and an additional annual $25.00 fee for the Illinois FFA decal every year along with your registration costs.  Funds from the decal will go to the Illinois Foundation FFA to support Illinois FFA members and programming throughout our state. 

You can still apply for your decal in three easy steps:

1. Download and print this form.

2. Fill the form out, including “Illinois FFA” for “Name of Specialty Plate Being Requested”

3. Send the form in to the Secretary of State’s office with $10 via check (recommended) or cash.  

Secretary of State                                                                                                     

Vehicle Services Department                                                                                         

501 S. Second St., Room 520                                                                            

Springfield, IL 62756 - 5100


Help Us Make Dreams Come True      

At Illinois Foundation FFA, we are dedicated to developing relationships to secure financial support for all of Illinois' agricultural education organizations, including the Illinois Association FFA, Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT), Illinois FFA Alumni Association, and Illinois PAS. We accept gifts in a variety of forms ensuring that we are able to find an opportunity to achieve the wishes of all donors.

We encourage you to review the list below, and welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how you can make an impact on the future of agriculture!

How Can You Give?      

Facebook Fundraiser
As you celebrate another year, we hope that you will choose to give back to others. Creating a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser is an easy and great way to make a difference since 100% of the proceeds go to the nonprofit of your choice. 

Not sure how to create a Birthday Fundraiser? Follow the directions below to make a difference in the lives of 20,000 Illinois FFA Association members:

  1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News feed
  2. Click + Raise Money
  3. Type/Select Illinois Foundation FFA
  4. Fill in fundraiser details and choose a cover photo
  5. Click Create
Or visit to create a Facebook Fundraiser today!

Prairie Farms Our Caps, Your Cause Program

Our Caps, Your Cause is a simple, accountable, and personal way to support Illinois Foundation FFA. For every cap entered, Illinois Foundation FFA receives 5-cents to go towards our programs.

How it works:

1. If you purchase Prairie Farms white or chocolate milk in gallon or half gallon sizes, or Prairie Farms iced coffee, peel off the special Our Caps, Your cause cap sticker to reveal a unique, redeemable code.
2. Click the Enter Cap Codes button at
3. From the drop down menu select Illinois Foundation FFA.
4. Enter your code.
5. Click the Redeem Codes button.

That’s it!

For every code redeemed, Prairie Farms will give 5-cents to Illinois Foundation FFA. It's small change that makes a big difference.

Local Collection Drive

Each year the Illinois Foundation FFA hosts the local collection drive. Contributions can be credited to a specific chapter, or given as a State at Large Donation. The Local Collection Drive serves as the Foundation's main source of donations. The Drive kicks off in July and goes through June.

Illinois Foundation FFA offers many sponsorship opportunities from leadership conferences, state convention, career development events, and supervised agricultural experiences. 

In Kind Gifts
In-kind gifts are contributions of goods. Examples of in-kind gifts include:

  • Goods: computers, furniture, & office equipment
  • Expertise, like legal, tax or business advice; marketing and website development; and strategic planning
  • Services, like meeting space, photocopy and mail services, and administrative/financial support
Life Insurance
Naming the Illinois Foundation FFA as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy is a great way to leave your legacy. Premium payments are tax deductible up to the legal limit of the entire value of the policy if initiated as a gift.

For those who believe in agricultural education and FFA, a meaningful way to remember loved ones and/or to express sympathy to others who have lost someone very dear to them is through a memorial gift. All memorials received by us will be listed in our Convention Program.
Estate Gifts
Contributions of real estate or other assets may be written into your will. We can work with you directly and an estate attorney to assist you with answering questions and establishing your gift.

NameDate AddedSize
Facebook Fundraiser Birthday Postcard 8/21/2020 66 KB
Local Collection Drive Flyer (PDF) 1/28/2019 1454 KB

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To make a donation today or to speak with someone about making a contribution, call 217-753-3328 or email Riley Wells, Associate Director at

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